New Delhi: Kaushlendra Prapannacharya 'Falahari' Maharaj of Rajasthan is in deep soup as a young woman allegedly raped by the self-styled godman reached Alwar and got her police statement recorded on Thursday, police said. (Image: ABP Live)
Her family is baba's follower for over 15 years and claimed to have given large donations to the godman. Facing sexual assault accusations, the baba remains admitted in an Intensive Care Unit of a private hospital in Alwar since Wednesday under police security. (Image: ABP Live)
The baba asked her not to tell anyone about the incident and threatened to harm her if she did so, she said. The baba has followers both in India and abroad. (Image: ABP Live)
"We recorded her statement and took her to the ashram to identify the room where the crime occurred and the baba's disciple who dropped her at the Alwar railway station thereafter," said Superintendent of Police Rahul Prakash. He said police will take up further investigations on Friday. (Image: ABP Live)
Police has sealed the godman's room, in front of which he sat on a throne and delivered sermons to his followers. A zero first information report was filed by the woman at Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh, which has been transferred to Alwar's Aravali Vihar police station. (Image: ABP Live)
"Bilaspur police have sent the complaint here. We have registered a case of sexual exploitation and initiated investigation," SHO Aravali police station, Hemraj Meena, said. (Image: ABP Live)
The case comes in the wake of the conviction of Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh by a Panchkula Special Court on August 25 for the rape of two of his female devotees. (Image: ABP Live) (With inputs from agencies)
Interestingly, 'Falahari' baba in some photos is spotted with politicians like BJP's Vasundhara Raje, Rajnath Singh and Shivraj Singh Chouhan.